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What’s particularly memorable about Akame ga Kill would be the over arching themes of rebellion, camaraderie and tragic deaths. While there is no singular characteristic that defines the anime, the reason for its success can is due to the superb blending of these elements into one unforgettable story of the limits of human beings. Akame ga Kill was highly raved during its season. It also generated mixed reviews over its ending (which we won’t spoil if you haven’t watched already 😉 ). Today, we set out to list down 6 similar animes that rival Akame ga Kill in terms of the pacing of the story and the blending of the elements of the story. Please note that this is an updated list. If you want the previous recommendations, the previous list will be listed below this article.
Similar Anime to Akame ga Kill
1. Rokka no Yuusha
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2015 to Sep 2015
The ancient legend states that when the Demon God is revived once again, six heroes will bring up their arms to do battle with the Demon God once again. These six heroes bear the mark of the Goddess of Fate. Adlet Meyer is one such Brave. As he arrived in the capital, Adlet was wrongly imprisoned and was released once he showed proof of his mark. Setting on a journey with the princess, another brave, they reached the rendezvous point for the six heroes. However, to their shock, they realised that there were seven Braves in total. Amongst themselves, they have to discern the impostor of the mark before they are all annihilated.
Rokka no Yuusha is another example of how a single series can have multiple themes but still portray an excellent story. Gearing more towards mystery, it shares the same themes of action and how the trust between comrades is important for the greater good. The story is set in medieval times as well, so most action scenes are sword fights and martial arts with a degree of special power. Both series also share the internal struggles of the protagonists and how they eventually overcome their weakness. Overall, the balanced themes of action, mystery and suspense bring about a compelling tale of the struggles in a group.
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
Online gamer Momonga found out that he is now stuck in the video game that he has been playing. What is even more interesting is the fact that all the NPCs have developed their own conscience and may act freely upon their will. Momonga now lives the life of the online game that he is playing. Overseeing the powerful guild Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga seeks to take over this new world with his overpowered abilities. Overlord tells the tale of every gamer’s dream – to live the life of the game that you have been playing.
The action scenes in Overlord bears resemblance to Akame ga Kill. Instead of sword fights however, magic spells are more predominant in Overlord. In a sense, Overlord also tells the tale of rebelling the current world just because well – Momonga is almighty. Similarly, both stories tell of the stretch of road to overcome before each protagonist reaches their ultimate goal. Along the way lies many new challenges and foes to defeat and this responsibility lies solely on the main character.
TV Anime Overlord PV 1
3. Black Lagoon
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 2006 to Jun 2006
Within Thailand exists Roanapur. Roanapur is the worst kind of society you might ever want to be in. Corruption and immorality riddle the streets. Not even social influences like the church or the police are free from this wicked grip. Rokurou Okajima is just a simply businessman who was dispatched here for work. To his horror, Rokurou was captured by a group known as Black Lagoon and he was to be used to be as a bargaining chip. Betrayed by his former employees, Rokurou joins the Black Lagoon and must not adapt and change from a humble businessman to a ruthless mercenary.
Black Lagoon does not occur in a medieval setting and is more modernistic. Imagine Akame ga Kill but more relatable because it’s closer to the kind of world we live in. Similarly, the group is a band of outlaws with the main protagonist joining this group. The anime itself is violent in nature and shares the same level of brutal killings with Akame ga Kill. Last but not least, both protagonists embark on a journey of self-discovery as they have to quickly adapt and get used to their new careers while maintaining the same level of epicness.
Any Anime Like Akame ga Kill?
4. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct 2011 to Apr 2012
Yukiteru Amano spends his days by writing his diary on his phone. Conjuring up two entities he calls his friends, Yukiteru is shocked to find out that they actually exist. What’s more, one of them is a god and grants Yukiteru the power of a future diary. This diary details the important events of the future. However, he is not the only one as there are 11 other diary holders out there and they are embroiled in a battle royale where the last man standing is crowned the king of time and space. Yukiteru managed to find companionship with an obsessive stalker of his named Yuno Gasai and together, they fight against the other diary holders to be the last survivors.
Mirai Nikki showcases once again how multiple themes can converge into one beautifully executed story. Playing on the themes of romance and mystery, Mirai Nikki expertly balances these themes to complement each other as the story progresses. Similarly, the story is fast paced like Akame ga Kill with every individual having their own goals and targets to meet. Also, Mirai Nikki touches on the theme of tragedy whereby not every death is a pleasant death and sometimes, even the antagonists are worth pitying for. If you liked the fast paced setting and dim outlook of Akame ga Kill, definitely give Mirai Nikki a try!
5. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015
The Holy Knights of Britannia are known to be the most powerful knights in this Middle Ages setting. When a small faction detach from this almighty group to overthrow the rulers of Liones, they were swiftly defeated. They were only known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Years later, the Knights themselves staged a revolution and became the new rulers of the kingdom. The princess of the kingdom, bitter at the upheaval of her kingdom, journeys to locate these Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to take her kingdom back and bring peace to it once more.
Both Akame ga Kill and Nanatsu shares the common theme of rebelling against a greater power. They are set in a similar setting whereby a degree of supernatural powers are utilised during action scenes. Each character of the rebellion group has their own different styles of personality. Both series are also packed with spectacular fight scenes that leave you tingling with excitement. If there is any anime that bears the most resemblance to Akame ga Kill, it would have to be Nanatsu no Taizai.
The Seven Deadly Sins - Nanatsu no Taizai
6. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 2013 to Sep 2013
Shingeki no Kyojin is set in a world where mankind is threatened by giant humanoids figures known as Titans. These man-devouring Titans are kept at bay by the walls constructed by humanity. Eren Yeager is a young man who yearns to be part of the group that repels the Titans after suffering the loss of his mother in the hands of the Titans. Together with his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, they set off to join the Survey Corps. Along the way, the mysteries of the Titans and their nature are also slowly brought to light.
Shingeki no Kyojin and Akame ga Kill shares similar concepts such as the fragility of human life. One of the defining factors to motivate both protagonists is the loss of a loved one which eventually spurred them to overcome their personal issues and come back stronger than ever before. Both series also highlights the extent that humanity will go to fight for their cause with SnK encompassing a wider scale. Both anime also have undertones of sadness and their own share of depressing moments as well. However, amidst the cesspool of despair, hope still exists.
That’s our take on 6 similar animes to Akame ga Kill! Did you personally enjoy Akame ga Kill? If you’ve watched it already, is the ending what you expected it to be? To you, what is the most defining characteristic of Akame ga Kill if you simply adored the anime? Leave a comment below if this updated list contains one of your favourite anime as well! To that, we will see you next time!
In this article, you will find six anime series that are similar to the hit anime show, Akame Ga Kill!. The selection of anime listed below are based on the genre, theme or story of Akame Ga Kill!. Most of the shows listed have something in common with Akame Ga Kill!, for example, the selections have characters that ultimately fight for what is right, going against corruption, a dictator or evil.
Akame Ga Kill!, is a action/fantasy show with lots of excitement, tragedies, fighting, death and justice. If you're a huge fan of this show and would like to watch more like it, then check out the recommendations below to continue your anime needs!
Similar Anime to Akame ga Kill!
1. The Future Diary [JPN: Mirai Nikki]
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct. 2011 - Apr. 2012
The Future Diary follows a loner boy named, Yukiteru Amano, who doesn't put any effort in talking to others. He's always on his phone, documenting almost everything he see's.
Then one day, it looks as if he looses his mind by talking to some imaginary friends, Dues Ex Machina and Muru Muru.
But, they end up being more than just imaginary. Dues Ex enables Yukiteru's phone with the power to travel in the future about 90 days. In which, he's involuntarily entered in a no holds bar battle with others just like him, and they all have 90 days to to eliminate each other before the end of the world.
The last one standing will be successor to Dues Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. Or will they?
The Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) Official Trailer
2. Attack on Titan [JPN: Shingeki no Kyojin]
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr. 2013 - Sep. 2013
Attack on Titan is about a society tormented by giant humanoid like beings (Titans) with no intelligence, and a need to hunt for pleasure. Anyone caught in their path will surely know what it is like to die without reason.
After witnessing his mother's death from one of these giants, Eren Yeager is filled with rage and seeks revenge, swearing on his own life to take down as many of the giants as possible.
But then, a new giant arrives, the Colossal Titan. Later discovering that these Colossal Titans are actually transformations of regular people with a special ability, Eren possess's the same abilities and uses it to his advantage.
Attack on Titan Official Trailer
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episodes: 64
- Aired: Apr. 2009 - Jul. 2010
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is about two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who earlier on loose their mother to an incurable disease.
Having studied Alchemy, the two attempt to bring their mother back from the dead, only, there's a huge price to pay. To bring back life, you have to sacrifice life. Edward looses his left leg in the act of resurrection while his brother looses his body and soul. With quick thinking, Edward willingly gives his right arm to at least bring back his brothers souls in a metal suit of armor.
As they continue on, both fight for peace for their nation and hope no one repeats the mistakes they have. The two also fight alongside the military in hope of bringing down a calamity that seeks to destroy the land with alchemy.
As part of their quest, they find peace in their mother's death, and find a way to bring back Alphonse from the Gate.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Official Trailer
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4. Darker Than Black
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr. 2007 - Sep. 2007
This anime is just a bit different than the others, it still follows the same premise of finding order in what is corrupt and evil.
Darker Than Black, follows the life of “Contractors”, people bread for destruction and assassinations with supernatural powers while striking fear and hate in the eyes of others. After a presence known as Heaven's Gate suddenly appears, Doll's and Contractor's start to show up. Doll's are beings that are controlled and manipulated to do the dirty work of ”Contractor's”. And the “Contractor's”, are emotionless, killing machines that can be used as a weapon for war, if they have a contract with those who control them. Hell's Gate, a massive wall surrounding the city, is constructed to keep it safe from these supernatural beings while an international organization , PANDORA, seeks out information to analyze and discover the truth behind the creation of these beings. But, there's one Contractor different from the others, and he seeks the truth as well.
Darker Than Black Official Trailer
5. Kill la Kill
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct. 2013 - Mar. 2014
This anime, is quite the anime. From the creators of Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill is one of those over the top anime that follows Ryuko, a transfer student looking for the one who killed her father when she was younger.
At Hoonouji Academy, Satsuki, the Student Council President has information about the death of Ryuko father. All Ryuko has to do is fight her way to the top and battle Satsuki in order for her receive the information. Ryuko then comes across a uniform like no other, a Sailor uniform named Senketsu, which is alive and feeds off the blood of its wearer.
The academy also has uniforms like Senketsu, but they aren't nearly as powerful, except for a few. While Ryuko fights to avenge her father, she also reveals that Senketsu and the other uniforms are aliens from space and frees them as she stops an organization from destroying the Earth.
Kill la Kill Official Trailer
6. Blue Exorcist [JPN: Ao no Exorcist]
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr. 2011 - Oct. 2011
Blue Exorcist is about two twin brothers, Rin and Yukio, who are raised by Father Fujimoto since their birth.
As they get older, the brothers begin to notice things that no one else can, demon spirits are suddenly appearing. The Father Fujimoto later reveals he's an exorcist by defending Rin from the clutches of Satan himself. Father Fujimoto gives his life and in doing so, tells Rin he is the son of Satan.
Filled with confusion and rage, he vows to avenge Father Fujimoto by becoming an exorcist and killing Satan once and for all.